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Geocoding in QGIS: Address to Latitude and Longitude.

Geocoding in QGIS: Address to Latitude and Longitude. If you were to tell someone where you are located, how would you do it? Maybe you would give them your home address if you are home, or give your relative location from a popular feature. These are just a few ways of describing location among many….

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Working with Networks in GIS

Between the Lines: Working with Networks in GIS Geospatial information systems, otherwise known as GIS, is gaining popularity in industries across the world due to its ability to provide analytical and business insights using platform- and service-based systems. One large contributor to this rise in popularity is the ability to manage assets and gauge their…

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LiDAR Data and LiDAR tools

LiDAR Data and LiDAR tools you need to process it What is LiDAR LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that uses lasers to make measurements of a surface, enabling us to use that information to create 3D models and maps. LiDAR is an acronym that means Light Detection and Ranging. Since we know the speed…

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How to use STAC plugin to add Satellite Imagery to your QGIS Project

How to use the STAC API Browser plugin to add Satellite Imagery to your QGIS Project What is the STAC API Browser What would you do if you wanted to search, assess and download cloud-hosted satellite data from your local environment? This happens to many people more often as most data and processing resources are being…

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Urban Planning and Digital Elevation Modeling for Designing Cities

A Digital Elevation Model represents the altimetric data of the bare-earth. Click here to know how a DEM assists urban planning.

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Tracking Ships and Vessels

The Technology of Tracking Ships and Vessels Between 2011 and 2020, about 876 vessels went missing at sea. Statista cites that the majority of these ships were cargo ships—totaling 348 vessels. These vessels had no rescuer in their time of distress, and so they vanished into ocean waters without a trace. Luckily, there was one…

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How to create a road network database

How to create a road network database (pgrouting) using open-source data and software on Windows by: Adam Stjärnvik In this tutorial we will set up a fully functional, fully open source, road network database. The database could for example be used for shortest path analysis (Dijkstra’s) or to create drive-time areas (Isochrones). Example of a…

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Stormwater Management & GIS

Stormwater Management & GIS Along with urban planning, infrastructure mapping, and change detection technology, geospatial solutions for hydrology are just as vital to city officials as they are to environmental engineers. Especially with the increasing prevalence and severity of climate-related natural disasters, it is crucial to have access to dynamic and accurate stormwater mapping. Unlike…

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Fundamentals of Rasters and Imagery

Fundamentals of Rasters and Imagery The seemingly disparate accumulation of images above all have a common element. Can you guess what common thread binds them together? The world of GIS is filled with all different types of data. There is so much data, that it can be quite the task to thoroughly understand and categorize…

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Free and Offline Mapping Software

A Complete Guide to Free and Offline Mapping Software Having the ability to work on your GIS projects offline, when network access is unavailable or patchy, is hugely beneficial. The world’s most popular geospatial software, ArcGIS, does have a disconnected offline option where you can continue to edit features. ArcGIS is not free, and thus…

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